Our first project newsletter is out!

Welcome to the Compass community!

Compass is an Erasmus+ project designed for managers responsible for supervising the provision of care services for older people.


Currently in the field of care for older people, different training offers have been produced to generate more knowledge and awareness among front-line care workers, to promote a patient centred approach. However, as this approach grew, there was noticed a lack of educational courses for care managers, who, as coordinators, play an important role in this respect.

Thus, Compass was born. Its mission is to help managers adapt their skills to provide Person Centred Care leadership and to effectively support front-line workers in implementing PCC services.

  • To provide European care managers with skills to lead the change towards the adoption of person-centred care (PCC) approaches in their working contexts.
  • To offer care managers a space and a methodology to support reflection, reflexivity and learning from work-based experience, while also start developing a network of professionals exercising this job at national level and willing to share a professional development process.
  • To develop a European Community of Practices (CoP) of care managers and care workers on PCC for older persons with the goal to share experience and skills, build a common language, and support the consolidation of a new professional vision on humanistic care.


Care managers as drivers of PCC

A multi-language, blended learning training package addressed to care managers across Europe.

Structured in face-to-face and online sessions, the training will support care managers to effectively accompany their staff in becoming more adaptable to change, in developing self-reflective practices, in self-assessing their work, in assuming risks when appropriate with the overall goal of offering a care services centered on the individual needs of each client.

Learn more about the training in each of the partner countries

Supporting reflexivity of care managers

A methodology to run online reflective groups of care managers committed to improve the PCC practices of their organizations, inspired by the “work discussion groups” (WDGs) methodology.

Building and sharing practices

A digital Community of Practice for European care managers committed to improving the PCC practices of their organizations.

Learn more about the Compass resources

The Compass partnership is formed by 7 organizations from 6 European countries. United by a common vision and purpose, this collaboration brings together leading organizations and experts from diverse fields. With each partner’s unique strengths and expertise, we are determined to make a significant impact and drive positive change on a European scale. We are:

Anziani e non solo (Project coordinator ) – Italy

Aproximar – Portugal

Asociatia Habilitas – Romania

Cyprus University of Technology – Cyprus

The European Association for Social Innovation – Romania

Intras – Spain

Redial – Ireland

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